For some good updates, I'm going to refer you to OpenCarry.org here. Some posters were actually there it would seem; apparently the assemblywoman who introduced the bill, Lori Saldana, wore a bulletproof vest, and another alluded to the ever-present "penis envy" hogwash. Anyways, check out all of today's posts for more.
Besides the fact that both ladies I have spoken to at Hagman's office have been delightful, I just got this email from him as well, the only reply I have received to any of my messages:
Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition to AB 1934 (Saldaña). This legislation, which would make it an offense to carry firearms openly in holsters, was presented before the Public Safety Committee on April 20th, 2010.
Unfortunately, this bill passed the committee. The votes were as follows:
- Chair Assemblyman Tom Ammiano – AYE
- Vice-Chair Assemblyman Curt Hagman – NO
- Assemblyman Jim Beall, Jr. – AYE
- Assemblyman Danny Gilmore – NO
- Assemblyman Jerry Hill – AYE
- Assemblyman Anthony Portantino – NOT VOTING
- Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner – AYE
I urge you to contact your State Assembly and Senate Representatives and urge them to OPPOSE AB 1934 if/when it reaches the floor for a vote. You can determine your representatives by going to www.asm.ca.gov and clicking on “Find My District” in the left hand column.
It is outrageous that legislation such as this is even being considered. We need to focus our efforts on strengthening the economy and creating jobs, not punishing and regulating law abiding citizens.
I would like to extend my thank you to all of you that continue to support our Constitutional right to bear arms. I will not give up the fight to protect our basic rights and I hope you will also continue this cause. Thank you.
It is an honor to serve you.
Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Let's not forget to stick it to all the "aye" voters, eh?
I don't know anything about this relative newbie, Hagman...but seeing this here, and also reading that he has introduced AB 1663 (a repeal of AB 962, the California ammunition restriction bill), I'm liking what I see.
The Brady Campaign has a hand in this, no surprise...it was actually their email that alerted me to it (yes, I am on their email list--don't shoot me, friends, it's an excellent way to keep watch on what the other side is up to), and then a later email, discussing yesterday's Second Amendment March, stated "Public safety ... even lives ... may depend on it." Oh yeah, right! It was just last week that I heard about this gun freak--he open carried, was involved in local politics and went to the range every weekend--and he went around killing people in his neighborhood!
Last night I was thinking, why is the Brady Bunch so concerned with all of this? If they're really worried about lives, then why don't they fight abortion instead? Here's a though: let's make a deal with the Bradyites and the rest of the gun-grabbers; let's give up our guns, in exchange for a complete and total ban on baby murder. But then I realized that I had moral reservations against making deals with the devil.
Stay tuned for more from me on this. You all know me well enough to know I won't sit down on this one.
Rifles it is!